Everest Value SchoolEverest Value School is open to all students eligible to attend, regardless of abilities, disabilities, or where they live. If the number of students applying to Everest Value School exceeds the number of enrollment slots available, California Charter laws state that a public lottery must be held where students are placed on an enrollment waiting list to determine which students will have the opportunity to attend.

Applications for Everest Value School are accepted beginning each July for the following school year. The lottery is held on the second Thursday each February. Spots are not guaranteed, and you do not have to be present for the drawing to be accepted to the school.

Siblings of students currently enrolled in Everest Value School have priority on the waitlist and will be offered a space before non-siblings during the lottery.  Click here for common Application FAQs.

For more detailed admission policies, please refer to the Everest Value School Charter.


Or download and complete a PDF lottery application and return it to the school in 
English or Spanish.

No- or Low-Cost Health Care

Did you know ALL students attending Value Schools, regardless of legal status or position, are eligible for no- or low-cost health care through Medi-Cal and Covered California? And since 2015, all children with Medi-Cal and Covered California health coverage have dental coverage, too! Find out more about no- or low-cost health coverage for Value Schools’ families at the following links.

  1. Know Your Health Insurance Rights
  2. Healthy Students Make Good Learners
  3. Family Health Coverage Options
  4. The ABCs of Health Coverage for ALL Kids
  5. Selecting a Managed Care Plan
  6. Dental Coverage for the Medi-Cal and Covered California Child
  7. Four Easy Steps to Get Health Care for Your Family
  8. Fact Sheet AB 2706

Value Schools does not discriminate against a pupil who does not have health care coverage or use any information relating to a pupil’s health care coverage or interest in learning about health care coverage in any manner that would bring harm to the pupil or the pupil’s family.

Transitional Kindergarten

As a way to enhance its academic focus in early childhood education, Everest is excited to announce that it will be starting its first Transitional Kinder (TK) classroom for the 2019-2020 school year. The goal for this new TK classroom is to create a safe and nurturing space for children to learn how to interact with their surroundings, communicate and express themselves to others and foster a love of learning at a young age.

What is Transitional Kindergarten? California law (EC 48000) defines TK as “the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.” In the past, Everest has modified the Kindergarten curriculum in the regular Kindergarten classroom.

Who is a TK student? Any student who will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2 will be entered into the TK lottery of that same school year.

Everest will be having its Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten lottery on February 14, 2019. Please make sure to fill out the lottery form before February 13, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Parent Induction Program

Before attending a Everest Value School for the first time, a student must be admitted to the school. The admission process includes a parent induction program and a student orientation. A parent’s decision to not attend in no way impacts the student’s admission or enrollment.

The induction program is an educational program designed to facilitate the parent’s acceptance of the expectations by Everest Value School. The first step is a conference with the school’s principal or another administrator prepared to undertake the role. In the conference the school’s expectations for both the student and parent are outlined and the range of parent support opportunities is presented. The parent is encouraged to identify the problems or obstacles that he or she may fear. The principal guides the parent through possible solutions to these hindrances.  The conference concludes with an invitation to the parent to make a commitment to support the core values and to cooperate with the school in the formation of the student in these values. 

The induction program continues at each parent gathering. At these meetings parents come to understand more of their role in assisting in their children’s education. Students will join the parent for the conclusion of the conference and also make a commitment to the core values.

Student Orientation

Critical to the success of any school is the willingness of the students to do the work of the school. Everest Value School proposes to conduct a program to help students not only be willing participants in the school activities, but also to embrace the five core values.

The program begins with a specially designed student orientation. The orientation demonstrates the value of school in the life of the student. The orientation is constructed to help form the affective dimension of the students and to suggest motivations that are meaningful to students.

The orientation is conducted during the same time frame as the parent induction program. In this way the student should be prepared to sign a commitment to the core values before actually beginning in school.

Everest Value School is committed to providing a learning environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. The school prohibits discrimination and harassment based on individual’s actual or perceived sex, sexual orientations, gender, (including gender identity), ethnic group identification, race ancestry, age or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission or access to school programs and activities. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to or participation in school program or activities.

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